Automatically insert the current date

  1. Type the first four characters of the current date.

For example, type febr for February. Microsoft Word displays the current month: "February."

  1. Press ENTER to insert the month, and then type some more of the current date, such as a space, the day of the month, and a comma.

Word displays the current date — for example, "February 13, 2002" or "13 February 2002."

  1. Press ENTER to insert the entire date.

 Note   If the current date is not displayed, you may need to turn on the AutoComplete feature. On the Insert menu, point to AutoText, and then click AutoText. Select the Show AutoComplete suggestions check box.

Applies to:
Word 2003